A drunk man was arrested for knocking over Silicon Valley’s crime-fighting robot - The Verge
in one experiment in Japan, a robot was let loose to wander in a busy shopping mall, asking humans who blocked its path to move out the way. The researchers found that adults were happy to step aside, but children were less accommodating. When no one was looking they obstructed the robot; kicking it, punching it, and calling it names. Finding no easy way to stop this behavior, the roboticists programmed the bot to simply avoid any human shorter than 1.4 meters. Drunks and children, it seems, simply can’t be trusted around robots.